John graduated from Northern Illinois University with a business/accounting major and a degree in education. Post-graduate work at DePaul (Chicago) and other institutions have been centered in accounting, tax, finance, computer science, and benefits planning. He holds four post-graduate professional designations.
In 2003 John also co-founded the Fiduciary Advisory Board, an independent advisory think tank with Dean David Link. Dave served as Dean of the Notre Dame School of Law for 26 years and is a partner at Winston & Strawn (Ret.) Chicago, Il.
Mr. Lalonde resides in SW Michigan close to the University of Notre Dame campus with his wife, Kaye, and their family. John enjoys church, family, golf, and spectator sports, especially football (Notre Dame and University of Michigan).